This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Re-seasoning my Cast Iron Pans

I scrapped off the build up on my cast iron pans--a project that took about a week to finish.  I wish I had taken a picture of the pan before scrapping it down.  The inside of the pan wasn't bad and in fact was seasoned nicely--it was the outside that was thick with about 40 years of bumpy black build up.  This pan crossed the country with my husband and I way back when we traveled and camped our way from RI to CA.  So here it is taken down to its raw metal.

and here it is after I seasoned it a second time in the oven.  It's now ready to use--it will probably take awhile to build up the inside of the pan to the seasoned surface it once was.

I picked up the middle pan at a thrift store--that's what got me started on refinishing all of these.  Turns out the thrift store pan does have a pitted area on the inside.  I tried to sand it smooth, but it's still there--I'm hoping I can season it enough so that area isn't a problem.  This project worked my hands sore!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Franken Bobble and Friends

 Franken bobble and his partner

A group shot before I gave some of these away for Christmas presents.  I need to figure out how to post a video of them in motion.

Seven Bobble Heads

Golden Moose Wing Bobble

 Tongue Bobble 

 Feather Wing Bobble

Shy Bobble 

Purple Footed Bobble 

 Blue Jay Bobble

Swan Necked Bobble

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bobble Heads

Now I've been making bobble heads--I've used eucalyptus seed pods and whittled wood--these are my early bobbles--the one on the right being my prototype.  These are not easy to make--I had to figure out how and what to use as a weight inside the pod and then how to make it all balance.

Dinosaur Slippers

Dinosaur slippers for my grandson, because he likes to walk like a dinosaur.

Hawaiian Baby Quilt

For my newest granddaughter--born July 8th.  A quilt made with squares of fabric that I bought in Hawaii.

Earring Holder

I made this earring holder for my granddaughter back in September 2016.  I haven't posted my creations because I made them as gifts and I didn't want to spoil the surprise--this was a birthday gift.